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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 11 June 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 150035
OS Grid Reference: SO4750961557
OS Grid Coordinates: 347509, 261557
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2497, -2.7703
SO 46 SE EYTON CP EYTON
6/14 Church of All Saints
Chapel, now parish church. Probably C12, enlarged C14, refitted late C15,
heavily restored and extended 1853. Coursed rubble with ashlar dressings
and tile roof. Chancel and nave in one, C19 north vestry, C17 south porch.
Nave: south wall of four bays, two trefoiled lancets to west end, then south
porch, and to east a window of three ogee trefoil lights. The C17 timber-
framed south porch has two ornamental struts above the tie-beam of the gable
truss and the walls are divided into two bays each with a 2-light opening.
The west window is a trefoiled lancet, with an ogee trefoil bellcote on the
gable above. North wall of three bays, the centre occupied by the C19 north
vestry. To west of vestry, a window of two ogee trefoil lights, to east a
trefoiled lancet. North window of vestry has three trefoiled lights, the
east door a trefoil head. Chancel of one bay with a small semi-circular
headed window in north wall and a trefoiled lancet in south wall. East window
of three stepped ogee trefoil lights with ogee label. Interior: door to north
vestry has a trefoiled head. Sedile in south wall of chancel with ogee trefoil
head, square headed locker to east of same. Roofs: probably late C15, chancel
of one main bay sub-divided by two arch-braced collar trusses, with the cusped
wind-braces forming quatrefoils. Nave roof of two-and-a-half bays with
moulded tie-beams, arched braced collars above and moulded purlins. Wall-plates
moulded and embattled throughout. Fittings: oak screen between nave and chancel
has a central doorway flanked by five bays on each side. The doorway has a
four-centred head with traceried spandrels. The other bays have open upper
panels with ogee trefoil heads. Above these is a moulded cornice and coved
loft. The moulded front beam of loft is carved with two bands of foliage,
the lower beam has pendant brattishing of fleurs-de-lys. The boarded cove is
panelled with moulded ribs and carved bosses at the intersections. Wall tablet
on north wall of chancel is framed by elaborate carved foliage, with a segmental
pediment surmounted by a coat of arms. The inscription reads:
"IN Memory of JOS COATES Esqr
who departed this transitory life
Novr 23rd 1793 aged 53
A good Husband, a good Father & a good Master
O Earth, to his remains indulgent be,
Who so much care and cost bestow'd on Thee
Here taught the Day to wear a thoughtfull gloom
And there enliven'd Natures Vernal bloom
The Barren Fields with Fruit Trees here be lin'd
And ev'ry limb be with Hop-binds twin'd
Propitious Earth lie lightly on his Head;
And ever on his Urn transparent glories Spread
Also in Sacred Memory of
MARY his wife
who died June 18th 1799
A good Wife, a good Mother and a Good Christian."
(RCHM, III, p 61-62; BoE, p 130).
Listing NGR: SO4750961557
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